Downloadable audiobooks, or eAudiobooks, are similar to books on CD except that you will use your home computer or smartphone/tablet device to download the title. Once downloaded, you can listen to the audiobook on your computer, transfer it to a compatible portable device, or listen on a smartphone/tablet. When the audiobook expires, it cease working, and you can remove it from your computer or device.
You must have a West Bloomfield library card in good standing to use this collection.
Compatibility depends on the format of the eAudiobook. Most eAudiobooks from OverDrive are in the WMA format, requiring a WMA compatible player to play these titles. OverDrive also offers titles in the MP3 format. Almost any portable device, including smartphones and tablets accept MP3 files. Each title will tell you the available formats.
OneClickdigital titles come in both WMA (protected) and MP3 (unprotected) formats. Most portable devices are compatible with MP3 formats. For a full list of compatible devices, visit the OneClickdigital device list.
Yes. To listen in a car, you will need a portable device. Many cars come equipped with auxiliary jacks in the car radio that you can attach a peripheral device to. There are also cars that are Bluetooth enabled, allowing you to stream eAudiobooks from your smartphone or tablet.
Both OverDrive and OneClickdigital are compatible with most smartphones. To get started, look for the OverDrive and/or OneClickdigital apps in your app store. These applications will allow downloads directly to the device and offer the same features as the desktop version of the software.
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